An active online community can play a huge role in getting your members to stick around long term.
However even just a small negative element can quickly turn your community into a toxic place that nobody will want to be involved in, unless you keep on top of things and implement steps to ensure a positive environment.
In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, I delve more into managing your community dynamic and how you can ensure your online group or forum is one that members enjoy being part of.Read More
Chris Ducker is the founder of the YouPreneur membership community and the man behind popular events such Tropical Think Tank and the upcoming YouPreneur Summit.
It’s through these live events that Chris has been able to help his community to build connections and develop relationships way beyond what’s possible online; and this has been a key factor in the success of his membership.
In this episode of The Membership Guys Podcast, Chris shares his insights into the benefits of running live events as a membership site owner; plus his advice on how you can orchestrate your own events.Read More
As a membership site owner it’s easy to tie yourself in knots trying to come up with the best ways to get your members to engage with your site, your content, and your community.
From fancy progress tracking to complex loyalty schemes; laborious member outreach programs through to advanced gamification systems.
However it can be easy to forget that often some of the less glamorous methods of engagement are the most effective.
In this article, we look at one of our favourite tactics for member communication, engagement and retention – the humble “member roundup email”.Read More
I regularly talk about how your members will join for the content, but they’ll STAY for the community; and that’s something we see reflected in every successful membership site we’ve been part of.
But what options do you actually have for creating your community from a technical standpoint? How do you add an online forum to your membership?
In this episode I talk more about the importance of community, forums in particular, and discuss the various routes you can go down to add one to your website.Read More
Adding a forum to your site is a great way of creating a membership community, providing more features than other community options such as Facebook groups or Slack groups. However, once you make the decision to use a forum, the question then becomes, which one?
Here we take a look at our 5 favourite options for adding a forum to your membership site, including the main pros and cons of each.Read More
In this episode we discuss the pitfalls of using a private Facebook group for your paid membership community, and why an on-site forum is a better option.Read More